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MBTA: Automated Fare Collection System RFQ Issued Posted on Jul 19

MBTA: Automated Fare Collection System RFQ Issued

The MBTA issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for systems integrators interested in development of a new Automated Fare Collection (AFC) system under a performance-based contracting arrangement with private financing and integrated delivery. The RFQ calls for firms or teams capable of designing, installing, financing   …Continue Reading MBTA: Automated Fare Collection System RFQ Issued

Longfellow Bridge Traffic Update: July 18-22 Posted on Jul 18

Longfellow Bridge Traffic Update: July 18-22

MassDOT’s contractor will close the Longfellow Bridge to all vehicular traffic overnight from Monday, July 18, through Friday, July 22. The bridge will be closed from 11:00 PM each night to 5:00 AM the following morning. The closures are necessary to perform utility work through   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge Traffic Update: July 18-22

MassDOT Draft 2017-2021 State Transportation Improvement Program Posted on Jul 12

MassDOT Draft 2017-2021 State Transportation Improvement Program

MassDOT announces the release of the draft State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) for Federal Fiscal Years (FFY) 2017-2021 and welcomes public comment until August 9, 2016. The STIP is a five-year investment program that prioritizes federal and non-federal funds for improvements to our roadways, bridges,   …Continue Reading MassDOT Draft 2017-2021 State Transportation Improvement Program

South Station Expansion: Final Environmental Impact Report Posted on Jul 11

South Station Expansion: Final Environmental Impact Report

The South Station Expansion Project Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) is now available for public review and comment. MassDOT filed the FEIR with the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) office on June 30, 2016. The document is available for public review and can be found   …Continue Reading South Station Expansion: Final Environmental Impact Report

Casey Arborway: Additional Public Meeting Set for July 20 Posted on Jul 7

Casey Arborway: Additional Public Meeting Set for July 20

As part of our continuing outreach process, MassDOT will host an additional public meeting to provide the community with an update on the progress made on the Casey Arborway Project.   All residents, abutters, local business owners and interested commuters are welcome to attend. Wednesday, July 20,   …Continue Reading Casey Arborway: Additional Public Meeting Set for July 20

MBTA to Select Best Public Transit App, Seeks Public Opinion Posted on Jul 6

MBTA to Select Best Public Transit App, Seeks Public Opinion

Which app most-effectively gives commuters the real-time MBTA information needed to navigate their way around the Boston region, whether they’re using the subway, commuter rail, bus or ferry? The MBTA will answer that question by hosting a contest to select and officially endorse an app   …Continue Reading MBTA to Select Best Public Transit App, Seeks Public Opinion

Plan Ahead for July 4 Travel Posted on Jun 29

Plan Ahead for July 4 Travel

MassDOT encourages the public to travel safely on the 4th of July holiday weekend, drive during lower volume times on major roadways, and use public transportation where possible. MassDOT suspends all construction work on major arterial roadways from 12 p.m., Friday, July 1, through the   …Continue Reading Plan Ahead for July 4 Travel

Longfellow Bridge Closure, MBTA Red Line Diversion July 8-11 Posted on Jun 28

Longfellow Bridge Closure, MBTA Red Line Diversion July 8-11

MassDOT’s contractor will close the Longfellow Bridge and implement an MBTA Red Line diversion during the weekend of July 8 through July 10. The Longfellow Bridge will be closed to all vehicular traffic, except MBTA buses, from 11:00 PM on Friday, July 8, to 5:00   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge Closure, MBTA Red Line Diversion July 8-11

Casey Arborway Project Public Meeting Set Posted on Jun 24

Casey Arborway Project Public Meeting Set

MassDOT has scheduled a fourth Casey Arborway Project Construction Update Meeting as follows: Wednesday, June 29, 6:30-8:30 PM, Boston English High School Auditorium 144 McBride Street, Jamaica Plain The purpose of this meeting will be to provide the community with an update on the progress   …Continue Reading Casey Arborway Project Public Meeting Set

Milestone Nears: Longfellow Bridge “Salt and Pepper” Towers Restoration Posted on Jun 23

Milestone Nears: Longfellow Bridge “Salt and Pepper” Towers Restoration

MassDOT announced that the restoration of the iconic “salt and pepper” towers of the historic Longfellow Bridge will be complete in late July. The downstream towers have been replaced on the bridge, and barges are transporting the last stones for installation on them. The capstones   …Continue Reading Milestone Nears: Longfellow Bridge “Salt and Pepper” Towers Restoration